1. Each commissioner shall conduct a systematic program that makes a reasonable effort to remove from the official list of registered voters the names of registered voters who have changed residence from their registration addresses. Either or both of the methods described in this section may be used.
2. A commissioner may participate in the United States postal service national change of address program, as provided in section 48A.27. The state voter registration commission shall adopt rules establishing specific requirements for participation and use of the national change of address program.
A commissioner participating in the national change of address program, in the first quarter of each calendar year, shall send a notice and preaddressed, postage paid return card by forwardable mail to each registered voter whose name was not reported by the national change of address program and who has not voted, registered again, or reported a change to an existing registration during the preceding four calendar years. The form and language of the notice and return card shall be specified by the state voter registration commission by rule. A registered voter shall not be sent a notice and return card under this subsection more frequently than once in a four-year period.
3. For a commissioner who is not participating in the national change of address program, in February of each year the commissioner shall mail a confirmation notice to each registered voter in the county. The notice shall be sent by forwardable mail. The notice shall include a preaddressed, postage paid return card for the use of the registered voter or the recipient of the notice. The card shall contain boxes for the recipient to check to indicate one of the following:
a. That the recipient is the registered voter named on the card, and is still a resident at the address listed.
b. That the recipient is the registered voter named on the card, but is no longer a resident of the address listed.
c. That the recipient is not the registered voter named on the card, and the registered voter named on the card is not a resident of the address listed.
The form and language of the notice and return card shall be specified by the state voter registration commission by rule.
94 Acts, ch 1169, §29; 97 Acts, ch 170, § 19, 20
Referred to in § 48A.29, 48A.37
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